This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Binswanger’s disease is a type of dementia caused by widespread, microscopic areas of damage to the deep layers of white matter in the brain. Most affected people experience progressive memory loss and deterioration of intellectual abilities (dementia); urinary urgency or incontinence; and an abnormally slow, unsteady gait (style of walking). While there is no cure, the progression of Binswanger’s disease can be slowed with healthy lifestyle choices. Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person.
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